Over the past few years I've heard a lot of hype surrounding Lush's Cinders Bath Bomb* ($4.95), it seems to be one of the more popular holiday items year after year. I finally got my hands on one of these bad boys this year, and I was super excited to try it out! Keep reading to see it Cinders lived up to the hype, or if it left me hanging.
"Heat up your holidays with this sweet and spicy bomb inspired by fireside gatherings with family and friends. We combine crackling vegan popping candy with stimulating cinnamon leaf oil to recreate the warmth of the hearth. With a bath so inviting, you can skip the open fire and curl up with this fizzer instead." - Lush
Lush's Cinders Bath Bomb is a fairly small bath bomb, but it does also have a slightly cheaper price than most of Lush's other bath bombs. This bomb is yellow in colour, with red popping candy on the top. The whole idea of Cinders is that the popping candy throughout the bath bomb creates the sound of a crackling fire. I was really disappointed to find that my bath bomb didn't crackle at all! After reading some of the reviews for Cinders on Lush's website, it seems as though I'm not the only one that got left with a non-crackling bath bomb. The formula seems to be inconsistent, so don't count on your bomb be a crackly one!
Cinders started dissolving the second that I popped it into my bath, and then sank to the bottom of my tub. It continued to fizz away at the bottom of my tub, and then a lot of powder was left just sitting at the bottom of my bath. The yellow colour of Cinders was quite concentrated right around where the bath bomb fizzed away, but it didn't fill up my whole bath (scroll down for photo). Also, the scent of Cinders was a bit underwhelming - I normally love Lush's bath bombs because of the fairly strong scents. However, Cinders had a very faint scent that was completely gone after just a few minutes. The only thing that I really liked about Cinders was the moisturizing properties. Thanks to the addition of almond oil, my skin was left feeling very smooth and hydrated after my bath.
After Cinders had fully dissolved